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    Intel Skylake review Part 1 : feat. Core i7-6700K & ASUS Z170-A

    Adapting to Moore’s Law isn’t easy. Intel has been officially on their ‘tick-tock’ program since 2007 with a Tick being the advancement for manufacturing technology in accordance with Moore’s Law, while a Tock a new microarchitecture using the previous ‘tick’ cycle. Their release cadence in...
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    ASUS GTX980Ti STRIX OC Review : Titan X for cheap

    The GPU market has seen the same transition for the last couple of years like the CPU market. Nvidia and AMD fighting for the graphics supremacy has more often than not been a very even battle, with both companies releasing products steadily at a less than a year cadence to outrun each other...
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    ASUS Sabertooth X99 Review: putting TUF in Haswell-E

    ASUS Sabertooth X99 Review: putting TUF in Haswell-E I remember when the first Sabertooth boards hit the market. The X58 Sabertooth was a unique product, mixing performance and niche looks in a package that looked rugged and built for toughness. Unsurprisingly, ASUS’ keyword for Sabertooth...
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    ASUS GeForce GTX970 STRIX OC Review : Strix on Maxwell v2

    The second generation of Maxwell has been a big market disruptor. While the bigger, faster GTX980 set the bar for how flagship graphics cards should perform, the second in line, GTX970 brought R9 290X level performances in sub 30K price point and in turn forced the camp red to push prices down...
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    ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review

    ASUS Rampage V Extreme Review In my previous X99 motherboard review, I pondered upon the slow but steady distinction that Intel introduced between its consumer and enthusiast platforms – the gap being most evident in their recent generation of processors. No matter how you look at it...
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    ASUS Introduces USB3.1 Solutions for Intel Motherboards

    USB3.1 has been introduced already and it's creating quite a stir in the enthusiast market already with its bumped up specs and ASUS, like other motherboard manufacturers have introduced USB3.1 solutions for their existing lineup of motherboards. This works in two ways: 1. There are add in...
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    ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Review : looking TUF in arctic camo

    ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark S Review When we first saw the glimpse of the Sabertooth Z97 Mark S in Computex, many of us were left with an excitement. A motherboard with a white PCB is something of a modder’s dream, white being one of those rare colors to be found in computer components which...
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    ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review : Mini-ITX Rocket

    ASUS Maximus VII Impact Review Even five years back, the term mini-ITX was generally paired with HTPCs or small-scale, low-power servers. It was not a wrong mindset at that time, since most of the mini-ITX boards came with limited feature sets. From the manufacturer’s point of view it was...
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    ASUS Maximus VII Impact unboxing

    Mini-ITX and ROG – this is what the Impact SKU stands for. One of the newest entrants to the game, this little board aims high: how much can a user get in a mini-ITX board? The Maximus VII Impact is based on Intel’s Devil’s Canyon platform which is essentially a refresh for Haswell. The...
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    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Review

    Asus Rampage IV Black Edition Review Sandy Bridge E remains an interesting topic of discussion. Introduced in Q4 2011, this was camp blue’s enthusiast platform, offering the crème-de-la-crème for the crowd who didn’t mind paying a premium. Now, in 2014, when the mainstream segments have...
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